Advanced Concepts in Training 400 Runners
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Looking to refine and evolve your established 400m training system?
Here are proven workouts, progressions, testing protocols, and 'Insider Secrets' guaranteed to improve your sprinters' performances...this season and beyond.
Available as a digital program and with a running time of 4 hours and 46 minutes, stream online and/or download Marc Mangiacotti's acclaimed 'Advanced Concepts in Training 400m Runners'. Divided into 10 distinct video chapters, you'll also get 26 weeks of daily workouts and weight room progressions, as well as testing protocols and specifc warm up routines.
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Athlete Identification & Testing
Establish which of the the three types of 400m runners (racer/pacer/mix) you have and exactly how it will affect your approach to workout planning and race modeling.
Event Specific Training Considerations
Through a detailed analysis of the event’s energy system demands, you’ll quickly and easily establish the right combination of workouts, as well as eliminate ‘junk training’ that may be holding your kids back.
Fall Training (General Prep)
How to lay a solid training foundation for Championship Season success. Discover why and how to establish a theme for each day, as well as the optimal structure of an early General Prep microcycle.
Late Fall (GPP) & Early Winter (Special Prep)
See exactly how training becomes more specific in late General Prep. Session and microcycle analysis (including multiple workouts for each training theme) will help ensure you don’t progress too fast…or too slow.
Winter (Late SPP) & Championship Season
Winter/Specific Preparation training now becomes specific to the demands of the 400 meter race. Detailed session and microcycle analysis gives you the tools you need to set kids up for Championship Season.
Starting Blocks & Acceleration
3 reasons block starts are an important skill to teach 400 runners, how to set them up for an optimal exit and specific drills for teaching acceleration to athletes generally not built to excel in this area.
Max Velocity & Floating
Take a detailed look at how posture, as well as upper and lower body mechanics, affect everything from absolute speed to pacing and in flight mechanics. Wicket drill technique, spacings and teaching cues are also covered.
Strength & Power Development
How to plan and progress strength and power development for this unique event. In addition to the 26 week sample program, see how strength training differs from short sprints, as well as between men and women.
Physical & Mental Preparation
Get an expanded understanding of the characteristics of the 400m race, race preparation, race *day* preparation, setting goals, creating a culture of success within the 400m group and giving feedback. Good stuff!
4x4, Summer/Winter Break Ideas & Injury Prevention
Discover a wealth of ideas about how best to order your relay, workouts to maintain progress over summer/winter breaks, as well as how to prevent and rehab from injuries common to 400m runners.
Lifetime Q&A Support with Coach Mangiacotti
Post your training questions in our secure and moderated forum. Coach Mangiacotti has committed to providing detailed answers to any and all of your 400m related coaching and training questions!
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advanced Workout options for every training phase
Know exactly when, why, and how to progress your workouts
From progressing Intensive Tempo into Special Endurance and balancing Speed vs Endurance training, Coach Mang gives you an A to Z blueprint for planning optimal workouts based on time of year, experience and gender differences.
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cutting edge cues & drills for technical development
Make major improvements to acceleration & max velocity mechanics
Speed is the determining factor in 400m success. From starting blocks through acceleration and max velocity, discover how to develop violent and efficient sprinting mechanics in your long sprinters.
Fine Tune Your 400m Training System Starting Today.
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Marc Mangiacotti enters his seventh season as an assistant coach with the Crimson in 2018-19. He oversees the men’s sprinters and hurdles for Harvard.
In 2018, several records fell in Mangiacotti's group. Freshman Jovahn Williamson won the 400m at Outdoor Heps with a school-record 47.03 mark. Harvard's 4x400m relay won Outdoor Heps with a meet record 3:09.52 winning time. Earlier in the season the relay team – Rodney Agyare-May, Myles Marshall, Jovahn Williamson, and Matt Hurst - set a new school record at the Texas Relays (3:08.57).
Under Mangiacotti's guidance in 2017, Harvard's Jay Hebert (110m hurdles) and Efe Uwaifo (triple jump) qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary Meet, with Uwaifo earning All-America honors after qualifying for the national meet. Uwaifo was named Ivy Outdoor Heps Field Athlete of the Year, winning the long jump and triple jump at the meet, with personal records in both, and scoring 20 points for Harvard.
The 2016 season saw the continued emergence of triple jumper Efe Uwaifo, who competed at the NCAA East Regionals and British Championships. Uwaifo tallied the top jump in program history during the indoor season, becoming the first Crimson student-athlete to surpass 52 feet. Additionally, 2016 saw top-10 performances in program history from Max Mondelli in the outdoor 200 meters and Jay Hebert in the 60- and 100-meter hurdles.
The men's sprints and hurdles were a bright spot for Harvard in 2015 In the indoor season, Jarvis Harris ran a program-record time in the 60 meter hurdles, while freshman Malcolm Johnson adapted quickly to collegiate competition under Mangiacotti, registering the second-fastest Harvard times ever in the 60m and 200m dashes. Harris went on to qualify for the NCAA East Prelim in the 100m and 400m hurdles.
Mangiacotti helped with the success of the 2013-14 squad, as the men scored the most points at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championships since 1983.
In his first season with the Crimson, Mangiacotti saw the men’s sprinters/hurdles record five indoor marks and three outdoor marks that rank within the school’s all-time top 10. He also mentored Jarvis Harris ’15, who broke the Harvard records in the 60 meter hurdles and the 110 meter hurdles in the same season. Mangiacotti also helped two student-athletes garner All-Ivy League honors in 2012-13.
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Advanced Concepts In Training 400m Runners is the best program I've seen in my 20 years of coaching. Coach Mangiacotti does a great job of explaining the "why" of all the different aspects of training which is so important. Sure there are a bunch of workouts and drills you can just take and add to your plan but this program also teaches principles that will make you a better coach. Many of these principles have become cornerstones in our program and as a result, we have seen huge improvements in our 400m performances. I highly recommend this program to any coach looking to improve their team's 400m times, and increase their knowledge of sprint training.
When I was first hired there was no 400m high school girls program. Under the guidance of Coach Mangiacotti we have dropped from consistantly running 4:15 to 4:20 in our 4 x 400 relay to now running between 4:05 and 4:02 within the span of 3 years. This program has rejuvinated our sprint program. In addition to the training schedules and workouts Coach Mangiacotti's insights in the different types of 400m sprinters has been helpful in terms of writing workouts and staying away from the "cookie cutter approach" in which everybody runs the same workout and only the strong survive. This program is a must for any coach who wants to improve their sprint program or find answers to the questions of how can I improve my program.
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